Norwegian peace hero lands top job

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The Independent Online
The former left-wing radical Thorbjoern Jagland took over as Norway's prime minister and immediately gave a cabinet job to one of the heroes of the Norwegian-brokered peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians.

Mr Jagland, 46, succeeded Gro Harlem Brundtland, who stepped down 15 years after forming her first government in 1981 as Norway's youngest and first female prime minister. Both are members of Norway's Labour Party. Oslo - AP